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Bessie Mae Henry

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Milton Willie Hunt

Elder Milton Willie Hunt, 73, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Elder Hunt was the pastor of Grace Holiness Church and was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Ghost. Elder Hunt was born on April 2, 1950, in Portsmouth, VA. He would go on to be a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, graduating from Norcom High School. He met, married, and loved, until her passing,…...

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Andre T. Parker

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, God called Andre T. Parker home to rest at the age of 53. He was born on June 29, 1970, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Fletcher Sr. and Delorice Parker. He was preceded in death by his father Fletcher Parker Sr., Mother Delorice Parker, and Brother Dwight Parker. In his younger years, Andre had various interests such as spending time with his pets, playing baseball and writing poetry. He attended Granby High School where he played baseball and football. Afterward, Andre studied general…...

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Ganell Tyler

Ganell “G” Tyler (Fonville) passed away on March 24, 2024, in Raeford, North Carolina surrounded her by family at the age of 70. She was born on March 23, 1954, in Duplin County.  Ganell graduated from Richlands High School in Richlands, NC. Ganell will be remembered as a kind, generous, funny, energetic, creative, loving, and proud mother, grandmother, wife and friend. Throughout her life, Ganell left a memorable mark on everyone she met. Her kindness…...

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Darrin Antonio Cuffee

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Andrea Howard Edwards

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Timothy A. Anthony

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Christopher Richardson

Christopher “Chris” Richardson was born on June 19, 1967, to the late Vance Richardson and Dorothy Jones in Newark, New Jersey. He later moved to Richmond, Virginia with his family while still a young child. Chris accepted Christ at an early age and attended Fifth Street Baptist Church in Richmond, where he also enjoyed going to Skate Land with family and friends. In 2016, Christopher met the love of his life Monica. They later joined hands in Marriage…...

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Tislam Gary

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Beulah Mae Wilkins

Beulah Mae Wilkins was born to the late Jessie Mae Moore on July 4, 1959. She was called to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Lewes, Delaware. Beulah who was affectionately called Mae attended Portsmouth Public Schools. Mae was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and wore many hats Mae was a lover of all things family, music, hand dancing, and the Commanders. She was predeceased by…...

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Patricia Ann Walker

Patricia Ann Walker was born on August 15, 1950, to the late Inez McInnis Hurt and Johnny Lee Perkins. Patricia gained her wings on March 24, 2024. She was our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. Patricia or as most liked to call her, “Trishann” was someone very dear to our hearts. Whether she was your friend or family, she was one of those rare lights that helped keep everybody together. With…...

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William Willis Woods

William Willis Woods, better known as Woody, or Billy, was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on November 15, 1941, to parents Samuel Moxley Woods and Carrie Elizabeth Williams. Billy attended public schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he entered the United States Navy in 1959 and retired in 1982. He met the love of his life Barbara Anderson, and they were married in 1970.  Billy delighted in golf, culinary pursuits, and treasured gatherings with family and friends,…...

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Magdalene Patricia Eborn

On Saturday morning March 23, 2024 Magdalene Patricia Eborn, affectionately known as “Mag” departed this life and gained her heavenly wings. She was the beautiful daughter of the late William E. Winder and Alean T. Winder born on December 15, 1946 in Norfolk, VA. She was a “Faith” based believer who loved the Lord. Wearing many “hats” in the church, you would find her in the choir, ushering or serving as a trustee. Mag grew…...

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Jeffrey T. Boone

Mr. Jeffrey Torres Boone of the 1100 block of Wilcox Ave went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2024 at home. Jeffrey T. Boone was born on November 29, 1961 in Portsmouth General Hospital to the late Charlie L. Boone, Sr. and Freda M. Boone. Jeffrey’s nickname was “Top Dog”, he was a diehard San Francisco 49’er’s Fan to the heart. His second love was carpentry and building. He was employed with Ace…...

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Doris Hill

Doris Hill, 74, of Chesapeake, VA, peacefully transitioned from this life to her heavenly reward on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, after a brief illness, at her home in Chesapeake, VA. Doris was born on June 26, 1949, to John R. Hill and Stella S. Hill in Courtland, VA. After graduating from Granby High School in 1968, she worked at Virginia International Terminals and retired after  38 years. Doris was a long-time Mount Pleasant Baptist Church member and was baptized at a young age.…...

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Hosea Scott

Hosea Scott, 87, was born August 22, 1936 to the late William Henry Scott and Carrie Bell Easley- Scott of South Hill, Virginia. On Monday, March 18, 2024 Hosea was called from labor to reward at Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by family.  Hosea Scott attended George Washington Carver High school. He displayed an exceptional talent for athletics, excelling in high school sports. As a standout athlete he represented G.W Carver with distinction, earning numerous accolades…...

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Raymond L. White

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Leslie B. Hannah

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Kenneth Bernard Payton, III

Kenneth Bernard Payton III, 31, of Suffolk, VA , departed us to be with his parents on March 20, 2024. Kenny Payton, affectionately known as “KP,” was born in Suffolk, VA in 1992 to Ken Payton, Jr. and Wendy Smith.   KP attended Kings Fork High school where he graduated in 2010, before studying computer science at Norfolk State University. As a child, Kenny was joyful and spontaneous. He loved singing R&B music and played little…...

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Chiquita Francine Woodson

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Ornest J. Poole

On March 15, 2024, Ornest J. Poole, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, departed this life at his home. He was born to Juanita and Ornest Sanderson and was a proud native of Virginia Beach. Ornest received his formal education from Virginia Beach Public School System, graduating from Kempsville High School, and went on to serve his community with dedication and passion. With a career spanning over three decades with the Chesapeake Public School System and Camelot Nursing Home, Ornest retired from Chesapeake Public Schools after…...

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Ginny Marie Lawson

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, the angels of God came and took Ginny Marie Lawson, 35 of Chesapeake, VA to her eternal rest. Ginny was born May 26, 1988 to Thomas D. Gibbs (deceased) and Donna F. Thomas Gibbs in Chesapeake, VA. Ginny was educated in Chesapeake Public Schools, graduating from Western Branch High School. She enjoyed thrifting, traveling, spending time with her family and online shopping. Ginny was employed with the United States Postal…...

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Audrey Marie Jackson

Audrey Marie Jackson, aged 60, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on March 19, 2024. Her family is deeply saddened by her passing but finds comfort and peace in knowing that although she is absent from the body, she is present with the Lord....

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Tamika T. Taylor

Tamika Tonijetta Taylor of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on March 15,20244 after a long battle with diabetes. She was born on December 6,1978 to Delvie Taylor and David Taylor with a bonus stepdad L.C. Jackson in Newark, New Jersey. In 1997 Tamika relocated to Norfolk Virginia from Irvington, New Jersey. She had a 10-year career in healthcare. In 2016, Tamika met Samuel Reid in Norfolk, Virginia. Together, they had one child Samir A Reid. Tamika…...

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Rita Joann Bynum

Rita J. Bynum departed from this life, into her eternal life on March 16, 2024.  Rita was born on July 2, 1954, to the late Mary & Joseph G. Casper, Sr.  She was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools and was a graduate of Cradock High School (class of 1972). After graduating, she was employed by the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) for 21 years prior to retirement.  Rita always enjoyed church and love the…...

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Irma Jean Hines

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, our beloved Irma Jean Hines, entered into eternal rest as a new day dawned, weary of body and faint of soul, Irma heard the call of the Lord and peacefully slipped away to rest from her labor.  Irma was born in Hobgood, North Carolina on June 3, 1940 to the late William Surlester Lawrence and Alice Bryant Lawrence. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age, was baptized…...

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Johnnie E. Plummer

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Kelli Ellis Joyce

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away on March 14, 2024, in Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 22, 1963, in Norfolk, Virginia, to her devoted parents Tommy and Brenda. Kelli faced her battle with Hailey-Hailey Disease with grace and courage until the very end. Despite the challenges she encountered, her spirit remained strong, and she continued to inspire all who knew her. She was preceded in…...

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Dennis William Norman

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Amy P. Washington

On Wednesday March 13, 2024 the Lord called home the soul of his child our dear Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Great Grandmother and friend, Amy P. Washington. Amy P. Washington was born November 8, 1938 to the late Amy and James Harry Parker husband Joseph F. Washington. She was the last of her six siblings Fletcher Parker, Louis Parker, Aaron Parker, Hilda May Lawrence and Audrey McLean. Amy loved her family very much. She was a…...

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Helen Francis Taylor

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Vaughan Alfred Hunt

“The Steps of a Good Man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighted in his way.” Psalm 37:23 Vaughan Alfred Hunt, fondly known as “Warren” passed away in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 12, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. He was a native of Norfolk County, Virginia in a small community known as Dawson Town. He was the son of the late Henry Hunt and Earline Ferebee Hunt. He was preceded in death…...

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Louverner Nichols

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Priscilla Gaston

On March 12, 2024, the Lord called home one of his Angels, Priscilla (Alston) Gaston, also affectionately known to family and friends as ‘PC”. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 6, 1957, to the late Luna and Jack Alston. Priscilla graduated from Lake Taylor High School. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Norfolk, Virginia. She spent many years working in the Correctional Institution in the medical department.…...

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Doris Copeland Perry

Doris Elizabeth Copeland Perry, also known as “Sister and Dee” of Suffolk, Virginia transition from labor to reward on March 9, 2024 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.  Doris was born on January 18, 1941 to the union of the late John Arthur Copeland and the late Annie Louise Vann (Copeland, Pritchard) in the Mount Hermon section of Portsmouth, Virginia.  She graduated in the class of 1959 from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.  During her…...

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Edwina Diann Flowers

Edwina Diann Flowers was affectionately known as “Diane” was called upon by the Lord and entered eternal rest on March 07, 2024, at the Shell Rock Senior Living, Shell Rock, Iowa. Diann was born September 03, 1952, in Portsmouth, VA, daughter of the late Allie Mae Joyner-Craig. She attended Norcom High School and graduated in the class of 1970. She was known by her friends and classmates for her stylish dressing. She was employed in…...

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Ellay Ciara White

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Lamar Anthony White, Jr.

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Aria M. Williams

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Deshawn Donte’ Edwards

On Monday, March 11, 2024 our beloved Deshawn Donté Edwards was escorted by an Angel to his Heavenly Home. Deshawn was born, October 13, 1985 to Van T. Edwards, Sr. and Sherrie Edwards of Portsmouth, VA. He was the youngest of four children to this union. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System, where he graduated from Churchland High School in 2006, where he also achieved “athlete of the year.” Deshawn attended Shaw…...

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Darryl Lamar Arnold

Darryl Lamar Arnold was born November 6, 1982, in Norfolk Virginia. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Arnold and Bernard Eugene Person. As one of ten children, Darryl received his high school diploma from Norfolk Public Schools. Darryl was employed as a Welder Engineer with General Dynamics. He was a hard worker, a devoted father, a loving son, and all around good person. He will be missed sorely. On March 8, 2024, God saw…...

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Alvin Felix Turner

Alvin Felix Turner, born June 20, 1952, in Portsmouth, Virginia was the youngest of five children born to Herbert and Zena Turner. Alvin’s family roots originated in Southampton County, VA, and he was a direct descendant of the legendary Rev. Nat Turner, who led the historical Southampton Insurrection in 1831. Alvin was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Zena Turner; his brothers, Herbert Jr. and Franklin Turner; and sisters Eleanor Turner Boyce and Francis Turner…...

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Derrick Knight

Derrick Knight 51, a beloved fiancé, father, son, brother, cousin and friend was tragically taken from us on March 8, 2024. Derrick was born in the Bronx borough of New York City to the late Carnell and Vera Ann Knight.  After relocating to Portsmouth, Virginia during his early childhood, Derrick remained a life-long resident. Derrick was formally educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools System and was a graduate of Churchland High School.  Derrick also later…...

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Naomi McGuire

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Richard Winston Rollison

Richard Winston Rollison, the only child of the late Carolyn Winegan Franklin and Winston Richard Rollison, Jr. was born in Baltimore, MD on December 3, 1969. Richard was affectionately known as “Rich” to most and the “Lotto guy” to many. Richard attended Richmond public schools and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He furthered his education at Norfolk State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in computer technology in 1992. Rich enjoyed his time…...

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Mitsha Villarson

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Joe Johnson Watkins

Joe Johnson Watkins, age 82, died March 6, 2024, peacefully in his home with his family by his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife Ingeborg, daughter Diana (married to David Breslin) and 2 grandchildren Sophia and Sydney. He also leaves behind 3 siblings: Andrew Tate, Ricky Tate and Edna Waller. He is pre-deceased by loving family members including, Mr. Harold Tate (brother), Joyce Ann Watkins Swain…...

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Harvey Lee Jackson

Harvey L. Jackson of Norfolk, Virginia entered the eternal presence of God on March 6, 2024. Harvey attended Lake Taylor High School where he was the best snare drummer they ever had. Harvey would say “I was the best drummer to ever step foot in Lake Taylor, ask they’ll tell you”. He loved watching sports, especially the Cowboys, and telling a good story. Harvey loved clothes, a dresser he was, smelling good, and eating boneless breast with cheese sandwiches from Feather…...

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Kenneth D. Riddick

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John G. Blackett

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